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    October 27, 2012
    11:35 - 12:05am PDT  

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past half hour, the giants' brilliant pitching an defense to win game 3 of the world series. a 2-0 shutout gives the giants their sixth straight play-off win. they'll play for the title tomorrow night at 5:00. we'll continue our coverage a bit later in this newscast. a new gold rush in california, only this time they're after liquid gold. prospect fors want to top into barrels of oil reserve. it's deep under a stretch of land called the monterey shale. it runs almost down to l.a. and cbs 5's allen martin explains, homeowners don't own what they think they do. >> reporter: it's jay's favorite pass time, quail hunting with his 12-year-old son eric. that's why he bought 1400 acres of land. >> they're a surface owner.
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>> reporter: but a letter he got has him worried. >> it's our understanding that you are the surface owner of all or a portion of the land included in a parcel in our competitive oil and gas lease sale. >> reporter: it tells him his private land is about to be leased off to an oil company. >> this could result in surface- disturbing activities on your land. if there is oil in, say, the next section over and they need to drill for it, so be it. i just wish they wouldn't attempt to do it around my house. >> reporter: it's actually a common situation. you may own the surface rights to your property, but you may not own what's underneath, the mineral rights. many of those belong to uncle sam. >> we are required to put those up for lease periodically. >> reporter: the blm's rick cooper says his agent has a mandate to auction off mineral rights whenever there's an
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interest. and right now, there's a lot. the auction is coming up in december. and 82% of those 17,000 acres are on private land. >> we asked the lessee if they would contact the private landowner and begin to have a -- hopefully a cooperative relationship with the landowner. >> reporter: jacobson says he's already talked to the blm and got some reassurances. >> as a homeowner, landowner, you do have rights. they can't just come in and destroy the place. >> reporter: but environmentalists say that is exactly what can happen. >> the contamination, with methane, benzene, has been documented around the country. >> reporter: because drilling for oil around jacobson's ranch would require a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. and it has caused groundwater contamination in other parts of
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the country. but the blm says... >> 30% of the wells in california that are drilled are -- have hydraulic fracturing, and at this point, i'm not aware of any issues associated with hydraulic fracturing. >> they have not disclosed the dangers to the environment and to the public of this activity before putting these lands up for sale. >> reporter: kas >> reporter: casey with the center for biological diversity filed a 60-day intent to sue. >> these beautiful areas that people use for getting out in nature are at great risk of being transformed overnight from the shale oil rush. >> reporter: jacobson says he's not too wared about the fracking. >> they know they'll get sued if they screw up somebody's well water or surface water. >> reporter: but just in case, he has a backup plan. when the auction comes up, he says he might just bid on his own mineral rights and buy them
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back. allen martin, cbs 5. a follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week. a caltrans worker has resigned amid allegations that some trucks were using trucks rented by the agency for personal use. >> why are you buying wine on state time, sir? sir, this car right here, this is rented by caltrans. you're using it as your personal car. you take it home every day. it's taxpayer money that goes toward representing this car. >> i'm sorry. i've got no more comments. >> you didn't say anything, sir. it's not "any more" comments. is this good use of taxpayer money? >> the allegations came to light after our cbs affiliate in l.a. aired an undercover investigation. hidden video showed state workers driving vehicles meant for official use for trips to buy alcohol and shop for shoes and food. caltrans says it's expanding its own investigation into the matter. only ten days until the
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election. and the presidential candidates hit the battleground states today. mitt romney was in florida, which began early voting today. he held rallies in three florida cities, and told supporters it's time for a change. >> the supporters of the president have this chance. they do four more years, four more years. i like ten days a lot better. >> ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. >> with hurricane sandy heading toward the east coast, both campaigns have been forced to change their travel schedules. romney scrapped a trip to virginia and instead he'll head to ohio. the president planned to head to florida but pushed his trip to sunday night to beat the
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storm. the california ballot features proposition 30 and proposition 38. today, state democrats held a day of action calling voters and urging them to support proposition 30, governor jerry brown's plan. lisa showed us it needs all the help it can get. >> reporter: just ten days until election day, and support for proposition 30 is plunging. only 46% now support it, a 9% drop over the past month. 42% are against it. the governor has been traveling throughout the state, fighting for this ballot measure. >> may i speak to you? >> reporter: they called other registered democrats, asking them to vote yes. prop 30 would raise income taxes on the wealthy and hike the sales tax by a quarter%. >> if proposition 30 does not
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pass it will have a devastating effect on education in california. >> reporter: one of the largest supporters, the california teachers association. meanwhile, the small business action committee has raised more than $7 million to fight it. and rival proposition 38 would raise taxes for all californians with money going to schools. chairman of the california republican party tells me he's confident 30 will fail. >> raising taxes even higher in california will drive away more jobs and will collect less money over time if this passed than more. >> i think it's going to be a tough battle. the governor certainly is out there stumping for the measure. i think you're going to start to see support climb. >> reporter: prop 32 meanwhile, would ban unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. the democrats were urging voters to vote no on that today and its approval currently sits at just 39%. a check on bay area
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headlines. two 14-year-old boys have been injured after being hit by a car in a crosswalk. it happened in front of an elementary school. police say the driver is a 92- year-old man. one boy was taken to the hospital with a possible skull fracture. the other was treated for cuts. the driver was cited for failing to yield and was referred to the dmv to reexamine his driver's license. a water main break on treasure island last night left the entire island without water for 12 hours. even after the pipe was repaired, officials warn people who live on the island to boil tap water before drinking it. the city is testing the water to find out if it's contaminated. results won't be available until monday. giants' gloves all over the place in detroit. we've got highlights, with game 4 looming tomorrow. also looming, frankenstorm, the latest track on the hurricane. it promises to make a total
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mess. we'll be talking about hurricane sandy, that frankenstorm. also, a huge earthquake, 7.7, in canada has now caused a tsunami advisory in parts of northern california. we'll show you where, as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. ,,,, rachel and sam have a house. now they want a home. a home where everything feels like it's designed just for them. where the styles they love fit into the wallet they have.
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superstorm heads closer to . several governors along the east coast are declaring states of emergency as the superstorm
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heads closer to land. hurricane sandy is expected to merge with two wintry weather systems. and it's being dubbed frankenstorm. hurricane sandy is expected to come ashore early tuesday, somewhere around delaware. roberta is keeping an eye on that, as well as a tsunami warning. >> it's just amazing, because all of this has been developing and changing minute by minute. in hawaii, there's a tsunami warning. they're not taking it lightly. you have to remember in 2011 when a tsunami caused a considerable amount of damage throughout the hawaii island. this was all caused because there was a 7.7 earthquake in a rural area of canada. but nevertheless, it triggered the tsunami warning in hawaii. and we now have a tsunami advisory. 80 miles to the northwest of san francisco. it does encompass point arena
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and fort bragg. the advisory basically means monitor the conditions, stay out of the water. there could be some very large waves. there could also be some very large currents. this again is a developing situation, so we'll keep a watchful eye on that. meanwhile, on the other side of the country, we have hurricane sandy, encompassing a whole lot of real estate. it's end, 450 miles. that's how far it extends. anticipated landfall is about this time tomorrow night or early monday morning. it's actual point of landfall is still not known, but it should be anywhere from maryland to new england. the bottom line, what we do know, up to a foot of rain is expected. this has such gusty winds associated with it, we will certainly see downed power lines and outages, this just a week before the presidential election. and there will be a lot of beach erosion as all of this coincides with the full moon and higher tide. now, back home, clear skies in
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san jose. today's high was 76 degrees. currently it is 60 there. highs across the bay area averaged 11 degrees above normal. tonight, dipping into the 50's with a few passing high clouds. that's about it. otherwise, this is an area of low pressure. it is remaining to the north of the bay area, as it bangs up against the pacific northwest. it's being diverted because of this huge, strong ridge of high pressure that is now causing an offshore flow and very dry conditions. that's why we had clear conditions at the coast, all the way into the inland areas. tomorrow will pan out to be even a warmer day. check this out, futurecast. not even a cloud in the sky. then as the afternoon wears on, we start to see the development of that marine layer in the form of low clouds. and that means by monday morning, for that commute, we'll wake up with gray skies. how is all of this, as far as
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the offshore flow is concerned, going to affect our air quality? you're going to notice a little bit of deterioration tomorrow, haze in the atmosphere, never a good thing when you can see the air that you breathe. unhealthy levels of ozone in the atmosphere. meanwhile, tomorrows highs go up to 60's at the beaches, 60's, 70's around the peninsula, jumping up into the low 80's across the santa clara valley. 85 for the outside number. brentwood and discovery bay. central bay numbers into the 70's. there you have it. we have a slight cool-down on monday. tuesday, clouds up. by wednesday, we see rain. yes. with everything else going on, rain on halloween beginning in the north bay, ending up in the south bay by the evening commute. looks like we do have a chance of a lingering shower on thursday. by the way, detroit, motown city, down to the 40's's at
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game time. and after the break, we're back to baseball. more on game 3 and a look ahead to game 4, next. card hassles? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card that's easy to activate and can be used right away. plus, you can load cash or checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and checks right from your smartphone. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid.
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the players who are celebrag the giants are one win away from winning the world series. it's not just the players who are celebrating tonight's win in detroit. >> giants! >> reporter: this was a win for
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the giants and a giant win! >> i'm thinking a sweep. we'll take care of this tomorrow night, get it over with, let's go home to san francisco and party. >> it's a sweep, easy sweep. it's all about the giants. >> they're awesome. >> this is embarrassing. >> reporter: not the kind of baseball weather giants are used to, but a 3-0 game keeps them warm. not that they didn't make themselves anyway, in a sea of blue and orange. a stripe of a different color. orange and black. >> where am i? i feel like i'm at second and king. >> reporter: no woodward and adams, detroit, michigan. >> we drove from minneapolis last night. >> from texas. >> reporter: all part of giant nation on tour. so far, the orange and blue aren't turning the orange and black, black and blue. >> i got booed four times by the time i got off the airplane. but every person has been real friendly. booing me.
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but friendly. >> reporter: giant nation making its presence known. and the winner, who has come the farthest? >> now i work in afghanistan. >> reporter: butler works with the uso. >> i flew from kandahar. then dubai to d.c. then d.c. to detroit. with the smallest helicopter. >> reporter: i want her frequent flyer miles. in detroit, cbs 5. that is how good this pitching staff is right now. the freight train that is the san francisco giants. next. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking.
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mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. back-to-back shutouts...the giants did it tonight.. not since 1966 has a world series team thrown back-to-back shutouts and the giants did it tonight. two on, one out. prince fielder at the plate. vogelsong got prince to roll over. scutaro to crawford to belt. they got out unscathed. hunter pence on third base. grego blanco got him in, a deep drive to the gap. hit the base of the wall. blanco on third. giants have 2-0 after two now. the tigers had their shots. bases loaded, fifth inning for detroit. but vogelsong got quintin berry
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and then miguel cabrera. vogelsong, five and two-thirds of shutout baseball. tim lincecum out of the pen to relieve vogelsong. just nasty. he's unhittable right now. ninth inning, sergio romo in to close it out. hit into the glove of buster posey and the giants take game 3, 2-0. the giants starters have been nearly flawless. they have a 0.49 earned run average with 14 strikeouts. vern glen is in detroit. >> reporter: dennis, the tigers, 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. a big reason has been the pitching and defense and timely hitting by these giants, who are up 3-0 and seemingly cannot be stopped. >> i definitely wasn't happy with walking. you know, i think i walked four. but i wasn't happy about that. but yeah, you know, it's my first world series. i've been waiting for this since i was five years old. and i wasn't going to go down
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without a fight. that's for sure. >> can you smell it, taste it? >> we're 3-0. we ain't sleeping on nobody. but it's definitely within reach. i honestly believe we're in a position where we honestly believe we should be all year long, so you can't sleep on those guys. we got one more game to win. i mean, we're up 3-0. >> there's no secret formula or message for 'em. they're big guys. they know what the situation is. they know we have to come out tomorrow and obviously win a game. i think it starts with that. you don't think about the four. you think about one. and that's basically what we're thinking about tonight. >> you gotta kind of catch lightning in a bottle to make it this far. i got that quote from berkman, the lightning in a bottle. >> reporter: yeah. lightning in a bottle indeed. the last time the giants had a
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3-0 world series lead, the 1954 new york giants. didn't end so well for the indians and not looking good for the tigers. it's important to recognize a couple of things, guys. the tigers had not lost at their stadium in over a month. so they lost their home field mojo. matt cane will pitch against scherzer tomorrow. the other thing to remember too is the giants have been where the tigers are at. last two series, they were down three games to none and they came back to win. in my mind, the giants are not going to get overconfident, because they've been in tigers' shoes. >> and you think tomorrow -- >> cain is the ace of that staff. >> next year, roberta. >> let's talk about the a's and the giants. >> right now, right? >> all right. that's it for this special edition of eyewitness news. good night.
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